C2H4

Designer brand C2H4® is founded by Yixi Chen in 2014 in LA, with her vision and self-responsibilities to social changes. The brand name itself comes from “Ethylene”, a homophone of “Yixi” in Chinese.
In science, advanced technologies can influence how people think also their lifestyles. In design, C2H4® is creating its own perspective of futurism. Via ideas and concepts embedded in every collection, C2H4® expects to inspire people who truly cares about the society and human future as a united species, to create things that would move humanity forward.
By believing in that one day the traditional definition of “clothes” will be replaced by something new and more meaningful, C2H4® is actively attempting to explore the new function and value of “wearable devices”. Focused in experimenting new fabrics, materials and techniques, C2H4® is open to embrace any new possibility that can showcase design-quality fashion with a wide range of cultural linkages, craftsmanship, tailoring details in pieces. Within the media of clothing, every collection is eager to serve a new purpose, originated from unrestrained creativities of humanity and universe.
To further envisage the future it believed in, C2H4®’s philosophy is deeply rooted in science with exclusive aesthetics. And missioned to create products and design works which are “truly needed”, it is just one of the brand’s priorities to push fashion one step forward, by integrating garments with technologies and innovative industries, as obviously fashion is so much more than just covering our bodies or providing insight into our unique decorations only.

DESIGNER

C2H4® is a Los Angeles based contemporary brand founded by designer Yixi Chen. Immersed in cultural background from both Shanghai & LA, Yixi studied film and television production before founding the brand in 2014.
The C2H4® philosophy is deeply rooted in science and cinema paying particularly homage to the sci-fi genre with Yixi Chen and her team considering themselves as chemists – mixing and blending to create new things.
C2H4® held their debut show during New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2018 “Zero Gravity” Collection, and show for the first time during London Fashion Week Men for Fall/Winter 2019 “FM-2030” collection.
Yixi started collaboration projects since 2017 with C2H4® x Kappa “Undecayable” collection interpreting anti-corrosion in the everlasting sense for both brands. Also in 2018, Yixi continued collaborative venture with Japanese brand Number (N)ine with collection “Potential of Ego” to reintroduce the rock aesthetic.
Yixi returned to her studies in content production founding Chemist Creations® in 2018 as a creative consultancy for brands and artists. The “Workwear” by Chemist Creations® merchandise line was launched in the same year as an independent but partner brand to C2H4®. In Fall/Winter 2018, Chemist Creations® produced C2H4® “System On Carbon” collection film as a study to the priceless nature of real human emotion via envisaging the relationship between human and machine in the near future.

S/S 2021

后人类时代
(假设宇宙)
C2H4® 创建了一个具有其独立体系的假设宇宙。在“后人类时代”中,目标是我们和平相处,没有死亡,只有美好的回忆。
自 2030 年以来,随着技术的进步催生了不道德行为,意识 / 记忆可以上传到服务器。为了避免缺乏生活追求,上级当局要求每个人出生时都要安装 TIME(预期寿命)倒计时。当时间到了,人们不会死,他们只是抹去了记忆,这就是“死亡”的新定义。剩下的时间相应地重新形成了一种新的社会阶级主义,逐渐形成了三个主要等级体系:Underclass,HDS Staff和 Elite Class。在这个时代,富裕的不平等现象不可避免。
C2H4® Human Data Storage Corp.
作为后人类时代 (Post Human Era) 中唯
一的官方人类数据部门,C2H4® Human Data Storage Corp. 是后人类时代 (Post Human Era) 中的一个假想公司,辐射着所有人类的数据服务,主要用于 TIME( 时间 ) &MEMORY(记忆)在内存系统的上传和备份,意识转移和植入,在时间交易与监视中保留了一个开放,公平,严格审核的环境,并将其奉为最高宗旨。在这一领域的先驱,C2H4® 关注的是技术如何在社会和道德上产生影响,而不仅仅是技术本身。随着社会不平等的加剧,
C2H4® Human Data Storage Corp. 还推出了Crafted Memory 服务,为希望通过虚拟现实矩阵和技术体验他人生活的人们创建人造记忆片段。
从那时起,考虑到技术不断发展的未来以及人类所设想的生活状况,所有系列都从 C2H4®虚拟宇宙延展开来。